Critical understanding of ICT

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Like any new technology, ICT too can be hyped up, and we may see it as a panacea or silver bullet that can solve all our problems in education. However, such hype/ perspective can be quite harmful and dangerous. The more powerful a tool, the more harmful it could be as well. Hence developing a critical understanding of ICT is essential, especially for teachers, who need to foster the same in students. A few readings that can support such critical understanding:

  1. Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change (Neil Postman)
  2. Filter bubble, how the search engine may be damaging us and our society. (Eli Pariser)
  3. Internet and capitalism (John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney)